Locurio: The Storykeeper

Game experience: EXCELLENT   Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting A fantastic actor play The device accompanying you during your adventure Beautiful decors A well-thought gameplay Nothing Book here There must be something magical in the air of the Fremont area in Seattle: a troll coming out of the ground, a park where strange factory-shaped constructions seem to grow out of nowhere… and Locurio, one of … Continue reading Locurio: The Storykeeper

The Escape Artist: 13th Floor

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting A full-motion room The immersive introduction The gamemaster entering the room Book here The Escape Artist is a recently opened venue in Seattle that boasts on having America’s “first full motion escape room”. Needless to say, I was very intrigued by this description, so I went to try this room during my Seattle trip. “You and your … Continue reading The Escape Artist: 13th Floor

Quest Factor: Mad Scientist

Game experience: GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting Impressive machinery, setting and special effects Adapted to beginners, as advertised A small dysfunction during our game Book here Mad Professor Manifesto is furious at the world as his latest invention gets him ridiculed within the science community and fired from the greatest lab in the world. He sets off the same advanced nuclear reactor that was supposed to rid … Continue reading Quest Factor: Mad Scientist

Quest Factor: National Treasure

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The mystical atmosphere Some  impressive animations One less interesting pen-and-paper riddle Book here Quest Factor is becoming one of the largest escape game company in the Seattle area, with three venues at different places: Seattle, Shoreline, and Redmond. We had the opportunity to test three of their games – National Treasure and Mad Scientist at Shoreline, as … Continue reading Quest Factor: National Treasure

Hourglass Escapes: Tales of the Ghostly Galleon

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The story unifying the puzzles The hint systems with doobloons A portable escape game The gamemaster in the room in contemporary outfit Book here Hourglass Escapes is an escape venue conveniently located in Seattle’s city center. It was founded by Seth, who worked in the film and theme park industry for over 25 years, and could thus bring … Continue reading Hourglass Escapes: Tales of the Ghostly Galleon

Mad Genius Escape Rooms: The Cat’s Lady

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting    The great humor The roleplaying welcome and voice gamemastering A very sequential puzzle structure Book here As escape games become more mainstream, it is harder and harder for companies to stay competitive. Some large franchised venues are following the Hollywoodian road, investing a lot of money in their room to enhance the immersion thanks to a … Continue reading Mad Genius Escape Rooms: The Cat’s Lady

Portland Escape Rooms: Madame Neptune’s Voodoo Curse

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The immersive actor play The eerie atmosphere Somewhat classical puzzles Book here After my great experience at Portland’s Hours to Midnight in the morning, far east from the center, I went in the late afternoon in the opposite direction to Portland Escape Rooms on the far west – rarely had I spent 5$ on a bus day … Continue reading Portland Escape Rooms: Madame Neptune’s Voodoo Curse